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Hotel Opening: Nightcap at Hinterland Hotel

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Located on the Nerang River 10 km northwest of the Gold Coast CBD, Hinterland Hotel offers guests affordable accommodation in a convenient location. Now open as the 64th Nightcap Hotel, you can enjoy plush King Koil beds, free WiFi, parking, large screen TV, ensuite bathrooms and the extra bonuses that come standard at all Nightcap locations. There are 26 rooms available, 16 of which offer peaceful river views from the balcony. With a bar, bistro, kids play area and regular live entertainment, Hinterland Hotel is the ideal place to rest your head when travelling for work or for fun.

Perfectly situated in the suburbs of Gold Coast, guests enjoy a plethora of sites and attractions within arms reach.

Here's our guide to the top 5 things to do in the Gold Coast region.

Wet 'n' Wild Gold Coast

With rides, slides, pools and more, Wet 'n' Wild is fun for all ages. Spend a day with the family exploring all the park has to offer, from relaxing whirlpool springs to thrilling raft rides and everything in between. You can hire a cabana or pool lounge to relax, grab a bite to eat and bring home a souvenir to remember the day. As part of the Village Roadshow Theme Parks, you can grab a pass to access all parks during your stay, including Warner Brothers Movie World, Sea World and Paradise Country. For more information, visit their website.

Warner Brothers Movie World

Australia's #1 theme park, Warner Brothers Movie World lets you truly release your inner child. There are thrilling roller coasters, family rides, shows and entertainment for the whole family. Spend the day meeting some of your favourite movie characters, swirling around on exhilarating rides and tucking into a good feed at one of their themed food outlets. Like Wet 'n' Wild, you can grab a multi-park pass so you don't miss a beat. More information can be found on their website.

Metricon Stadium

The Queensland home of the AFL, Metricon Stadium plays host to not only footy games, but cricket, concerts, festivals, community events and more. With a current capacity of 27,500 (and capability to extend to 40,000), the stadium supports a variety of events, large and small. Check out what's coming up on their website.

Nerang National Park

Just 2 km from Nightcap at Hinterland Hotel lies Nerang National Park, the perfect place to get back in touch with nature. The dry rainforest and variety of eucalypt trees provide the ideal backdrop for bush walks and bike trails. The Queensland Parks website has more information and trail maps available on their website.

Surfers Paradise Beach

Let's be real - who doesn't love the beach?! Check out Surfers Paradise Beach, offering plenty of sand to find a spot and set up for the day. Bring your brolly, book, sunscreen and plenty of water for the quintessential Aussie day at the beach. If sunbaking and swimming isn't your thing, the adjacent foreshore precinct has plenty to offer, with shops, restaurants, cafes and night markets. Destination Gold Coast has more information for your visit on their website.